JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2007/08/when-dealing-with-guns-citizen-acts-at.html (12 comments)

  Tentative mapping of comments to original article, corrections solicited.

jsid-1186929241-578225  tkdkerry at Sun, 12 Aug 2007 14:34:01 +0000

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. ... One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

I've always agreed with Ayn Rand on this. But it seems it's true only so long as the government wishes to maintain a facade ( however flimsy ) of legitimacy.

jsid-1186930335-578226  Sarah at Sun, 12 Aug 2007 14:52:15 +0000

The funny thing is that possession of a machine gun sure as heck IS illegal in Washington State. I'm not aware of any exceptions.

jsid-1186930362-578227  ben at Sun, 12 Aug 2007 14:52:42 +0000

Dang it, that was me. Sarah is in town and commented here last. :p

jsid-1186933833-578230  Kevin Baker at Sun, 12 Aug 2007 15:50:33 +0000

Ben: I think that Kwan was a licensed dealer, not just a "collector." There is an exception for that, as dealers can sell to the .gov.

jsid-1186941899-578231  Kristopher at Sun, 12 Aug 2007 18:04:59 +0000

Re-read the RCW.

MGs registered in the state before July 1, 1994 are grandfathered.


jsid-1186946125-578235  Robert at Sun, 12 Aug 2007 19:15:25 +0000

The Feds may not get a conviction, but they have destroyed a mans life and bankrupted him.

And they still don't know who shot the US Attorney.

Does this seem fair and just to anyone? Anyone?

jsid-1186949733-578241  Andrew Upson at Sun, 12 Aug 2007 20:15:33 +0000

Robert - There's a reason why it's so often referred to as the legal system, not the justice system.

jsid-1186957317-578245  Gregg at Sun, 12 Aug 2007 22:21:57 +0000

justICE system, wow all this time I thought it was the justUS system....


jsid-1187002909-578267  triticale at Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:01:49 +0000

I assume the man who took the moto-tool to the receiver has been convicted of illegally modifying a firearm, or at least criminal damage to property, and the firearm was restored to its original legal form. Right?

jsid-1187054857-578308  Rivrdog at Tue, 14 Aug 2007 01:27:37 +0000

The 2A: "Reset" for a FUBAR USA.gov

jsid-1187082384-578321  crotalus at Tue, 14 Aug 2007 09:06:24 +0000

Maybe it's time that we see that the government acts at IT'S peril when it makes up tripe like this!

As for the anti-gun AUSA, no loss there!

jsid-1187109109-578337  Unix-Jedi at Tue, 14 Aug 2007 16:31:49 +0000

Thank you.

I've seen mention of this case before, but I wasn't sure what had happened. A clear, concise summation of an atrocity.

Now I know why it's so outrageous, and why any and all of us are at risk of something similar happening.

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